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Ivar de Josselin de Jong

Ivar's experience in the offshore industry spans close to 30 years and he has successfully undertaken various operational and management roles. In 2007, Ivar joined Fugro and he has been at the cradle of various ground-breaking development programs. He has been the driving force behind internal development programs and strategic partnerships, that to this day, deliver pioneering global remote and autonomous solutions to the marine industry. This includes Fugro’s state-of-the-art fleet of uncrewed surface vessels (USVs) with integrated electric, remotely operated vehicles (eROVs). Currently he is pivotal in driving Fugro's transition to remote and autonomous operations.


Embracing and navigating the challenges and opportunities in Shipping 4.0

The speech will focus on the challenges and opportunities the shipping and maritime industry is facing in embracing the complexities around further maturation of the maritime remote and autonomous ecosystem in the middle of the fourth industrial revolution. Challenges like safety, capability, reliability, compliance and risk control are discussed against opportunities in digitalization, AI and machine learning but also in future workforce diversity and the welfare/work-life balance of maritime personnel. By exploring these challenges and opportunities, the speech aims to provide insights into how the maritime industry can successfully navigate the complexities of implementing autonomous shipping.